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UK Driving License Changes

Discussion in 'General Car Stuff or non-Zed Specific Stuff' started by GazHyde, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes

    Always good to have less clutter in my wallet, more room for the bundles of £50 notes I carry :rolleyes:

    "From January 2015, DVLA will no longer issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence."

    "If you don’t think you’ll need it, then you may destroy it. You should not destroy the counterpart before 1 January 2015."
     
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    Does this mean an end to paying for endorsements to be removed?

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    I'm guessing so, although I always avoided that by moving house because they don't charge for that change ;)

    There is a link on that article to change your address online now and it says FOR FREE!
    https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence
     
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    Well I suppose their argument for charging was always for the administration and reprinting of your licence. As it can all be done online now you are almost self administrating your licence details so that argument doesn't stack up anymore. They will probably save more anyway having it online and automated and not having to handle payments etc.
     
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    And just how many people will be out of a job due to this?? JIM
     
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    Thanks for the info Gary ;)
    Wonder what other changers will come into force next :)
     
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    Jim, Good question mate.
    Had a lady wanting a copy of her M.O.T. Cert as she had lost it in the last couple of weeks since her car was tested. Evidently her work requested to see it for some reason. But really I can't see why as you can print off from a gonernment web site if a car is taxed and tested. This should surely be enough proof?

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    Computer said NO........?
     
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    Perhaps so Mike, 'cos you can't reason with the bl...y things, can you? The test certificate is only a receipt really anyway.

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    In that case Tony, maybe her work were paying for the MOT?
     
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    Sorry mate, come again.
     
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    @t-tony as above.......
     
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    And now that anyone can do it themselves the DMV has not only saved the cost of paper and ink, having passed that on to the consumer but have eliminated the time the person who used to prepare this copy at the DMV that they can effectively argue they no longer need that position. Another job gone, one more person looking for a job at McDonalds. JIM
     
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    The reason Shirl absolutely refuses to use self service checkouts in stores Jim, she used to work on the tills in Wilko's.

    Tony.
     
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    I totally agree! Our bank had a rep telling all who entered that they could do most everything at the ATM in the lobby. She looked at me like I had three heads when I asked her what she was going to do at her next job? I told her there would be no need for tellers if we all used the machines and sure enough she was gone two weeks later. Automation is great to a point but we all pay in job loss, welfare numbers higher than ever, and computer glitches. JIM
     
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    I still only have a paper licence, wth sellotape!
     
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    Me too Steve, I may eventually have to change but I object to having to pay for the priviledge.

    Tony.
     
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